Shepparton sewer main replacement works to improve reliability
13 July 2018
Goulburn Valley Water will be constructing more than 800m of new sewer rising main along Wyndham St in coming weeks.
The works will upgrade ageing infrastructure and improve service reliability for customers in Shepparton’s south-west.
Motorists are advised that traffic management measures will be in place along Wyndham, Roberts and Little Streets during the works and are asked to comply with any directions. Parking along the western side of Wyndham St alongside Victoria Park Lake will also be affected at various times throughout the works.
A new 750m sewer main will be constructed along the western side of Wyndham St near Victoria Park Lake, while 120m of sewer main will be replaced in Roberts and Little Streets.
Works are currently underway and are expected to be completed in mid-September.
The new pipe will replace the ageing main which runs along the eastern side of Wyndham St; which was built in 1961 and is nearing the end of its life.
The project was originally scheduled to be completed in 2019/20, but was brought forward as the current infrastructure has experienced multiple issues.
Goulburn Valley Water Asset/Project Delivery Senior Engineer Lachlan McGregor said the replacement would help reduce bursts and failures along the lines.
“The old main has reached the end of its life. This new main will increase reliability of the service for customers in the area,” Mr McGregor said.
“Work sites have been fenced off and we ask the public to keep clear of these areas as much as possible as plant and equipment will be operating. Contractors carrying out the works will be active along the Wyndham St side of the park, moving between fenced sites.”
Customers with any questions can phone GVW’s 24-hour Customer Service Centre on 1800 454 500.